During the spectacle of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates' defiance against President Trump's travel ban, another acting official was ousted.
The acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Daniel Ragsdale, was ousted Monday night as well. Ragsdale took his old job as the deputy director of ICE.
Executive associate director Thomas Homan was elevated to acting chief of the agency.
Contrary to reporting, Daniel Ragsdale has been ICE deputy director for more than four years and remains deputy director.— ICE (@ICEgov) January 31, 2017
ICE refuted rumors that Ragsdale had been fired.
I am confident that he will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ICE.
Homeland Security John Kelly praised Homan in a statement released late Monday.
Homan is a 33-year veteran of law enforcement and has nearly 30 years of immigration enforcement experience, according to the statement. Ragsdale was not mentioned in the statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.